The StoryBench

We are a community of people who share a love of the written word. We meet to read stories, poems, songs… around a decided theme. This blog is a repository for all that is shared in these meetings.


Karen Thompson Walker

Meet 9: Fear

Contributions this time explored the nature of fear, the utility of fear and a new (to most of us) genre of story-telling - the chat story. Enjoy... Torture by Hope, a short story (original in French) by Count Villiers de... Continue Reading →

What fear can teach us

A TED Talk by Karen Thompson Walker on `What fear can teach us' Extracts: Fear is a kind of unintentional story-telling that we are all born knowing how to do. If we all try to read our fears we too... Continue Reading →

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